Marie Eileen Middleton, 75, Wellsville, Kansas passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kansas 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2023. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wayside Waifs or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in the name of Marie Middleton. Condolences may be left at

Marie was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 7, 1947 to Frank Louis and Ruth Eileen (Brown) Yelton. She grew up in Chicago where she graduated from high school. Marie moved to Edgerton in the 1960’s and then Olathe and Gardner. She later moved to Colorado and then Wellsville. Marie married Paul Victor Middleton in Kansas City, Missouri on October 1, 1978. She worked at JOCO Correctional Facility as a head cook and supervisor. Marie enjoyed creating jewelry and crafts. She loved to make candy and give it to family and friends. Marie had a passion for canning the vegetables from her garden.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Denise. She is survived by her husband Paul Victor Middleton of the home; sons: Robert Alexander (Stacey) Scobey, Overland Park, Kansas, Joseph Michael (Danedri) Herbert, Gardner, Kansas and Paul Jacob (Danelle) Herbert, Overland Park, Kansas; soninlaw Rick Frahler, Littleton, Colorado; step daughter Susan (Stan) Bennett; Sisters: Paulene, Julie and Patty; grandchildren: Alex, Ashleigh, Daniel, Savannah, Kaitlin and Nate and three great grandchildren.